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Object Name: Keg
Date: 1821
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Medium: Salt-glazed stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: Overall: 18 in. × 11 1/2 in. (45.7 × 29.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Zanesville
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware keg or cooler (for water or liquor) with incised mark on top; elaborately decorated with incised and cobalt blue painted fish, bird, and leaves.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.910
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Marks: incised: by hand on keg top: "Oliver Dubois / Zanesville Ohio / Sept. 11 1821 / Price $200"

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Potter Oliver Dubois was born in New York and likely trained there before moving west to Ohio. By 1819, he was in partnership with George Kinsey in Zanesville, manufacturing "Stone & Queens-Ware." Dubois did not remain long in Zanesville and was living in New Orleans by 1850.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman